Snowdon Triple Challenge
Caernarfon, Gwynedd, UK 1 night from £55-£210

Snowdon Triple Challenge

Bike it. Hike it. Paddle it. Give it a go! Help support those affected by mental illness by taking on a triple challenge exclusive to Rethink Mental Illness.

  • 10.5 miles road cycling
  • 9.5 miles hiking
  • 2.5 miles kayaking


Hike it.

Hike it.

Swap your bike for boots, pick up your homemade packed lunch and head up the quieter Snowdon Ranger Trail to the summit of Snowdon!

Paddle it.

Paddle it.

Kayak across the glistening waters of Llyn Padarn, to be met at the finish by a welcoming party and drinks reception to celebrate your epic achievement!

Bike it.

Bike it.

Kick-off your big day of adventure with a pedal along the shores of Llyn Padarn on gentle country lanes through picturesque valleys and farmlands.


Experience the rugged landscape of Snowdonia for one epic day and help improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness.

You don’t have to be a pro at cycling or kayaking, just have an adventurous spirit which will see you conquer this 22.5-mile route in and around the Welsh mountains.

This physical and mental challenge will get the blood pumping as you show your support for people living with mental illness.


  • Multi-activity challenge

    Tackle all terrains as you bike, hike and paddle in wild Wales in one epic day.

  • Wales' highest mountain

    Summit Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), the highest peak in Wales at a mighty 1,085m and experience the awesome landscapes of Snowdonia.

  • Individuals, couples, groups

    Whether you sign up as a team or as a solo adventurer, you'll share the experience with friendly and encouraging people.

  • Qualified Guides

    Experienced, local guides show you the way meaning no navigation is needed.

  • Rethink Mental Illness

    Fundraise to help provide a better life for people with mental illness.


  • 20 - 21 September 2024

Adventure video

  • Families
  • Teams
  • Mountain
  • Newcomers
  • Forest
  • All fitness levels
  • Solo
  • Groups
  • Couples

Small groups

Join as a group of family, friends, colleagues, a private team or as a solo adventurer - everyone is split into teams of no more than 10 for the challenge itself.


  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

  • Free parking

Meeting point


Make your own way to the colourful mountain village of Llanberis in Snowdonia National Park for the start of your Snowdon Triple Challenge. Free car parking is available at the hotel or it is a 20 minute taxi journey from Bangor Train Station.

  • Mountain
  • Forest
  • Lake


  • Day 1 | Arrive at Snowdonia

    Arriving in Snowdonia early evening, you'll first check into your hotel, meet your team mates, and receive a full event briefing from your locally based Mountain Leader, so you feel confident before your challenge. Dinner is not provided, but there are a wide range of options to choose from locally.

    The wider group will be split into smaller groups of ten for the challenge itself. Each group of ten will have a leader for the duration of the challenge. This means that soloists will be part of a group and will pair up for the kayaking - so don't worry if you're booking alone.

  • Day 2 | Challenge day!

  • Cycle 10.5 miles
  • Hike 9.5 miles
  • Kayak 2.5 miles


Stage 1 - Cycle

Take to two wheels alongside the impressive Llyn Padarn, a glacially formed lake, mountains loom large on the horizon, giving you a glimpse of things to come. Pass the famous slate quarries of the Llanberis valley, and pedal through pretty Welsh villages and gorgeous landscapes. Test yourself on a steep climb, with wonderful views over to Anglesey as your reward. An enjoyable sweeping descent to allow your muscles chance to recover. Conclude the cycling section with a picturesque pedal to the shores of Llyn Cwellyn.

Stage 2 - Hike up Snowdon

Leaving the saddle, you'll step into your hiking boots. Taking the Snowdon Ranger Path, you'll avoid the crowds and enjoy the beauty of the mountain, as you ascend the western flanks. Enjoy the tranquility as you climb higher and higher, enjoying the sublime views from this, a spectacular, quiet route up to the summit.

Once you reach the summit, there's time for a celebratory photograph, and a moment to enjoy the expansive views over the surrounding mountains and beyond, before it's time to embark on the descent. You'll take the Llanberis path to descend, offering you different viewpoints and perspectives.

Stage 3 - Kayak

Hiking to the shores of Llyn Padarn, the glistening waters are the final obstacle between you and the finish line. You'll strap on your buoyancy aid and appropriate equipment, and receive a full kayak briefing. There's chance to practice your paddle in a sheltered bay to make sure you're comfortable.

It's then time to rest those legs and let your arms do the work as you attempt to cross the two mile route across the lake and back. Using the last of your energy, you'll pull up on the shore, to be met by a fantastic reception and a hard-earned glass of bubbly, where you can start to celebrate your fantastic achievement with your fellow team-mates!

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guides
  • Meals


  • One nights' hotel accommodation
  • Full back-up support throughout the challenge
  • Qualified Cycle Leaders, Mountain Leaders and Kayak Instructors
  • Kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids
  • Bikes (or you can bring your own)
  • Full event briefing the evening before the challenge
  • Breakfast on the morning of the challenge
  • Snacks, water and a packed lunch during the challenge
  • Free Rethink Mental Illness t-shirt when you hit ยฃ75 raised
  • Fundraising support and advice
  • A glass of bubbly at the finish line to help you celebrate
  • Training programme, to help you get in shape for the challenge
  • Discount codes for outdoor retailers

Not Included

  • Travel to/from the event
  • Meal the evening before your challenge
  • Personal hiking gear (boots, clothing etc) 
  • Travel insurance

  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising materials
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Rethink Mental Illness

Challenging attitudes on mental health to help those severely affected by mental illness.

Rethink Mental Illness is on a mission to bring about meaningful change, through services, groups and ground breaking campaigns. People severely affected by mental illness can have a good quality of life. With your participation in this challenge, Rethink will make that possible.

  • Plastic bottle free

This challenge is part of the Snowdonia National Park Authority Partneriaeth Yr Wyddfa Partnership, and is organised by an accredited Snowdon Visit Specialist. They are also a corporate partner of the Snowdonia Society and help support their vital work who since 1967 continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.

Ethical trip management

The organiser is committed to delivering events in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. They respect and operate the adventures and events to benefit local people, their economy and the environment.

Some of the ethical event management features embedded in this Snowdon Triple Challenge are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Leaders and who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Lunch packs are home-made by local providers using local produce wherever possible and do not contain any plastic packaging
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible including refilling water bottles and flasks
  • Route markers are not used on the mountain 
  • Leaders collect any rubbish seen on the mountain, wherever possible
  • They have a โ€˜leave no traceโ€™ ethos

Simply pay the registration fee at the time of booking online and you're in! Everything is taken care of and there are no hidden costs so you can focus on getting fit and getting sponsored for your challenge.


Raise a target amount for Rethink Mental Illness

Registration fee


Minimum sponsorship


Raise as much sponsorship as you can for Rethink Mental Illness (there's no target)

Registration fee




The Snowdon Challenge was an unforgettable experience! Everybody absolutely loved it and is still on a high, we have the feeling we can take on the world. Thank you so much for all you have done, your guidance and support were outstanding. Susan Hall

Thank you for a great experience, we are all extremely proud of ourselves and couldn't have done it without you! We have smashed our target and we are looking to do more charity events towards the end of the year to continue with our success. Gemma Dakin

Enquiries & bookings

If you have any questions or would like to check availability or make a booking, please provide a few details about you, your group size and any preferred dates. A member of the team will then get back to you or you can go ahead and book online.